Coach Kristen is the Head Beach Coach at Grand Canyon University. She competed professionally in beach volleyball since May 2007, ranking fifth in the country at one point. She began her career in the AVP and has played on the National Volleyball League Tour as well. During her career, she had a 10-tournament win streak and was a member of the top-ranked team in Florida for 5 years. Kristen graduated from Kentucky in 2005 with a degree in family consumer science. During her collegiate career, she started for the Wildcats and was named All-SEC and team MVP. She also received her master’s degree in counselor education from Capella University in 2011!